It’s hard to picture anyone other than Hugh Jackman playing the intense role of Wolverine. But, in reality, quite a few other actors almost nabbed the role. And Hugh’s character isn’t the only one who we could’ve seen with another famous face attached to it — Kayla Silverfox and Young Logan are just two more whose actors were almost very different.
Scroll down to find out which famous actors almost found themselves part of the Wolverine movies:
1. Bob Hoskins
— Chris Claremont, the writer of Wolverine, pictured Bob Hoskins playing the lead role.
2. Dougray Scott
— Dougray was originally cast as Wolverine over Hugh Jackman, but had to drop out due to scheduling conflicts.
3. Edward Norton
— Edward declined the chance to audition for the role.
4. Kodi Smit-McPhee
— Kodi dropped out of his Young Logan role due to scheduling conflicts.
5. Liev Schreiber
— Liev originally auditioned for Hugh Jackman's role, but eventually got the part of Victor Creed.
6. Mel Gibson
— Not only was Mel once approached about playing Wolverine, but concept art of him as the character was made by the film's producers.
7. Michelle Monaghan
— Michelle was offered the role of Kayla Silverfox, but had to turn it down due to scheduling conflicts.
8. Russell Crowe
— Russell turned down the role of Wolverine, but encouraged the producers to seriously consider his friend (and future Les Miserables costar), Hugh.
9. Thomas Jane
— The film's producers wanted Thomas to do a screen test for Wolverine, but he was unable to due to a contract issue.